Linder Myers agrees deal with Dickson Haslam

Linder Myers Solicitors has completed a deal with Dickson Haslam in Lancashire as it continues to grow its practice with a fee income target of £25m by 2015 which it is well underway to achieving.

The pre-pack acquisition will add a further 20 people to Linder Myers’ Lancashire headcount which includes two partners boosting the firm’s employment, commercial property, family, trusts & estates, residential conveyancing and dispute resolution departments.

Founded in 1797, Dickson Haslam has a long established reputation in the region operating from two offices based in Lytham, next door to Linder Myers, and Preston.

Its Lytham based employees will move into Linder Myers’ office in the town while the Preston office will continue to operate as the firm continues to grow its geographic footprint.

Diane Rostron, senior partner at Linder Myers in Lancashire, said: “Dickson Haslam has gained an enviable reputation for providing quality legal services in Lancashire with a long history in the region. I am pleased to welcome the new teams to the business and look forward to building on our combined strengths as we continue to grow the practice.”

Dickson Haslam directors David Southern and Raymond Green said: “Dickson Haslam has been providing legal services in Lancashire for more than two centuries however, the current market has been the most challenging in the history of the firm. Linder Myers proved a good cultural and business fit for us with a strong infrastructure allowing us to better service clients and we look forward to working with our new colleagues.”

Linder Myers merged with Senior Calveley & Hardy in Lancashire in October 2012 and delivers both private client and commercial legal services. The growing firm is part of the Consulegis Group, the international network of over 1,700 lawyers from 150 cities worldwide.